RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface 13 miles of roads in Bertie County, including 1 mile of U.S. 17 (South King Street) from Maple Street to Timber Lane, 3.4 miles of N.C. 308 (Cooper Hill Road) from U.S. 17 to the Sutton Creek Bridge and six sections of secondary roads, including: 2.0 miles of Quebec Road from the Hertford County line to Simon Farm Road; 2.2 miles of Jamestown Road from U.S. 17 to N.C. 45; 0.7 miles of Commerce Street from U.S. 13 to the city limits of Powellsville; 1.9 miles of Mitchell Road from U.S. 13 to Hexlena Road; 1.4 miles of Sans Souci Road from N.C. 308 to Woodard Road; and 0.3 miles of Beacon Light Church Road from Grabtown Road to Grabtown Road.The $1.4 million contract was awarded to Rose Brothers Paving Co., Inc. of Ahoskie. Work can begin July 30 and is scheduled for completion by June 1, 2013. These routine maintenance projects will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.This is one of 23 contracts totaling $246.7 million recently awarded by Conti for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The bids received on the projects awarded came in about 5.9 percent, or $15.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. Since Gov. Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 654 highway contracts totaling $4.5 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. Gov. Perdue continues to support immediate jobs in the construction sector and the goal of ensuring that our transportation network facilitates access to jobs, education and healthcare for the future.